City Pulse

By Samantha Smikle

With champagne and chocolate truffles in hand and a gift certificate to beauty haven Space NK tucked securely in my purse, what more could a girl ask for? I browsed the pristine flagship on SoHo’s Greene Street, chatted with store employees and found the lucky eye shadow that made it home with me that night – all in celebration of the recently launched beauty site, A refined approach to beauty was the philosophy of Kristen Nelson Thibeault, VP of Business Development for the site. “Good beauty can be found in nooks and crannies, not just drugstores,” she said.


Total Beauty is a gal’s unconditionally unbiased and supportive beauty consultant. The site’s “Beauty Scout” uses your budget and beauty quips to streamline searches, presenting the best products for you. Say you’re obsessed with an out-of-your-budget product at Barney’s; the “Beauty Scout” will find affordable alternatives. That’s certainly something to celebrate.

Thibeault, who hosted the shopping extravaganza, said her goal was to showcase fantastic things in beauty. The “Product Library” does just that by providing beauty aficionados with product reviews spanning mass-market, prestige, salon and spa products. Of the 40,000 plus products reviewed on the site, 240 brands are among Space NK’s eclectic and coveted merchandise, such as Laura Mercier, Chantecaille and Nars – the crowd favorite. Thibeault calls the flagship “one of the most interesting things in New York.” The cozy atmosphere of holiday floral arrangements and soft lighting invites you to linger over the various little worlds of beauty care ranging from men’s products to organic bath and body lines.


Source: Caption: Space.NK.apothecary

Even when most of the event attendees had long claimed their coats and gift bags, I was still mulling over which Nars nail color to choose – creamy opaque white or brilliant neon pink. Be sure to treat yourself to the beauty experience awaiting you at both Space NK and I promise that you won’t get the same results in the drugstore beauty aisle.

Originally published December 2007
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